What can be said about Erik and Lauren?
It’s always said best by the bride. So, we are going to step back and let Lauren tell their story with limited commentary from us. A beautiful couple’s special day including the backdrop of 4th Presbyterian Church and Chicago’s iconic Newberry Library the story unfolds itself…….
From Lauren: “My wedding dress was an important piece of the puzzle. I was the girl who had dreamt of her wedding since I was a little girl. After multiple trips to various stores without any luck, I was worried maybe it wasn’t going to happen for me. With the pressure mounting to find a dress, I stepped in to Vera Wang. When I finally stepped out of the dressing room in my dress without even having looked in a mirror the faces on my family told me that I had found the wedding gown that I was looking for. One look in the mirror and I knew that this was the dress that I had been dreaming about.”
Bridesmaids were combination of phalaenopsis orchids, sterling roses, seeded eucalyptus, and seasonal lilac. Lauren’s open peonies, garden roses, lily of the valley, and lilac as well.
Lauren was a perfect client as far as floral, knowing her own style and the feeling she wanted to convey classic lines and design. The floral decisions were quick and easy. “I trust you, classic neutral, with a bit of vintage.” Said and done. The personal flowers were the needed pop of color beautiful and timeless.
The ceremony was emotional, heartfelt, and highlighted Erik and Lauren’s perfectly formed union. From Lauren: “The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, which we recently joined as a couple, would provide the perfect location. We wanted to highlight the personal connection and vows in an iconic Chicago landmark.”
Robin Sloan Photography was the perfect fit for Erik and Lauren, bringing their personalities to life through film. Isn’t that what a photographer is all about? Their first moment as a couple outside 4th Pres. followed by a walk down Michigan Ave. Photos capture the moment as if it’s happening. Amazing job Robin.
A palette of sage green and ivories with candle work compliments Ruggles Hall.
Newberry Library offers a traditional, classic look ooooozing Chicago feel. Many brides seek out Newberry for their wedding, but few have a history. From Lauren: “Erik proposed to me in on a beautiful Friday night in August 2010 at a gorgeous park in Chicago in front of the historical landmark, The Newberry Library. Little did I know at that time that the Newberry Library would be the place where we would hold our reception. We instantly fell in love with amazing hardwood floors, whimsical chandeliers and amazing views of Chicago that Ruggles Hall provided. A Stem Above nailed our vision flawlessly with simple white flowers and luscious greenery at both the church and reception venue.”
The start of Erik and Lauren’s life together couldn’t have been more perfect. From their first dance as man and wife to celebrating as Boilermakers this weekend, Erik and Lauren are the reason we love being apart of weddings. We were truly blessed. Congratulations again you two…..
Dress Designer: Vera Wang/ Photographer: Robin Sloan/ Venue: Newberry Library/Church: 4th Presbyterian/ Caterer: Simply Elegant Catering/ DJ: Toast and Jam/ Cake Shop: Amy Beck/ Make Up: Jill at Bridal Beauty/ Hair: Dina at Salon Buzz/ Stationary: Samantha at The Paper Place/ Table Numbers: Erickson Designs/ Hotel: Sofitel/ Transportation: Absolute Dream Limousines